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To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.
Jasper Johns

Meaning of "polished" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POLISHED

polished  [ˈpɒlɪʃt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POLISHED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Polished is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES POLISHED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Polished

Polished is an award winning short film directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly, featuring William B. Davis as a lonely aging businessman who yearns for human contact from shoeshiner Karyn Dwyer.

Definition of polished in the English dictionary

The first definition of polished in the dictionary is accomplished. Other definition of polished is impeccably or professionally done. Polished is also having had the outer husk removed by milling.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POLISHED


accomplished
əˈkɒmplɪʃt
established
ɪˈstæblɪʃt
long-established
ˌlɒŋɪˈstæblɪʃt
nonestablished
ˌnɒnɪsˈtæblɪʃt
unabolished
ˌʌnəˈbɒlɪʃt
unaccomplished
ˌʌnəˈkɒmplɪʃt
unembellished
ˌʌnɪmˈbɛlɪʃt
unestablished
ʌnɪˈstæblɪʃt
unpolished
ʌnˈpɒlɪʃt
unpublished
ˌʌnˈpʌblɪʃt
unrelished
ʌnˈrɛlɪʃt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POLISHED

poliomyelitis
poliorcetic
polis
polish
Polish Corridor
Polish Lowland sheepdog
Polish lynx
Polish notation
polish off
polish up
polishable
polisher
polishment
Politburo
polite
polite company
polite society
politely
politeness
politesse

WORDS THAT END LIKE POLISHED

astonished
burnished
cherished
diminished
dished
distinguished
furnished
impoverished
in the shed
malnourished
perished
tarnished
undistinguished
unfinished
unfurnished
unpunished
untarnished
vanished
well-established
well-furnished
well-nourished

Synonyms and antonyms of polished in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «POLISHED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «polished» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of polished

Translation of «polished» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POLISHED

Find out the translation of polished to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of polished from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «polished» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

优雅的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

refinado
570 millions of speakers

English

polished
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पॉलिश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مصقول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полированная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

culto
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

polishable
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

raffiné
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Polishable
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschliffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

洗練された
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우아한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Polishable
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đánh bóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

polishable
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पोलीजयुक्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cilalanabilen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disinvolto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

polerowane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полірована
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lustruit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γυαλισμένο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gepoleerde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

polerad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

polert
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of polished

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POLISHED»

The term «polished» is very widely used and occupies the 10.589 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «POLISHED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about polished

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10 QUOTES WITH «POLISHED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word polished.
1
Richard Armour
I love a finished speaker, I really, truly do I don't mean one who's polished, I just mean one who's through.
2
Tammy Blanchard
I think that kids need to grow up watching what I grew up watching - great entertainment; you know, Judy Garland and all these musicals that bring song and dance and acting all together in a polished way.
3
Kurt Braunohler
New York is a place that can grind you down and spit you out. A true New Yorker doesn't get ground down - he gets polished.
4
Jim Broadbent
A make-up artist I know polished her Oscar and it lost its lustre. But if you don't polish it, it doesn't tarnish.
5
Bobbi Brown
I don't believe any lip shade is off-limits, but texture is key. A sheer lipstick in a healthy pink or neutral color looks more polished and grown-up than a super-shiny gloss.
6
Taylor Dayne
When I first came out, like a lot of the artists at that time, I had a very polished, very overproduced sound.
7
Daniel Defoe
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
8
Gene Hackman
The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.
9
Pauline Hanson
I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks.
10
Jasper Johns
To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POLISHED»

Discover the use of polished in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to polished and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Polished Off
The murder weapon was a nail file, making Violetta's manicurist, Stella, the prime suspect. Now Grace must find the real murderer before she is polished off permanently.
Lila Dare, 2011
2
French Polished Murder
You don't stumble upon a series like the Daring Finds novels every day.
Elise Hyatt, 2010
3
The Polished Hoe: A Novel
Set in the West Indies in the period following World War II, The Polished Hoe -- an Essence bestseller and a Washington Post Book World Most Worthy Book of 2003 -- unravels over the course of twenty-four hours but spans the collective ...
Austin Clarke, 2004
4
The Polished Woman: Hints, Tips, and Tricks to Getting Organized
If you are one who is disorganized then this book is for you. You will also find that I have included some helpful Web sites throughout the book. Enjoy!
Angie Massengill
5
Polished Arrows
And what of her dreams? Has God forgotten her? Little could these two women guess that their lives would become polished arrows in God's quiver, targeting an entire nation.
Deborah Galiley, 2007
6
Polished Stones
So it's time to look, Turn the pages of this book And find where reason leads; For words can say All that brightens the day, To give the mind what it needs.
Elizabeth Wesley, 2011
7
A Polished Character
A Polished Character helps you to realize the jewel that you are in the eyes of Jesus. Discover how to beautify your character for Him.
Stephanie Romero, 2003
8
Rewrite Right!: Your Guide to Perfectly Polished Prose
This practical guide describes in clear, direct language how to effectively rewrite a report, letter, essay, or article, so that writers of all levels can improve the quality of their work and harness the power of language.
Jan Venolia, 2011
9
Rough Waters, Polished Stones
This book is a compilation of life-changing insights about a loving God whose character portrays His desire for fellowship with us and our need to accept, appreciate and experience His attributes in our emotions, pains and joys of life.
Peter B. Angier, 2008
10
The Polished Stone Value of Aggregates and In-service ...
2.2 Polishing resistance of aggregates 2.2.7 The Polished Stone Value In the 1950s, in unpublished work at TRL (then the Road Research Laboratory), Maclean and Shergold designed an accelerated polishing machine to assess the  ...
P.G. Roe, S.A. Hartshorne, Transport Research Laboratory (Great Britain), 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POLISHED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term polished is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Are You Polished Enough For The Job You Want?
They really emphasized that they need someone polished. I'd be taking CEOs out to dinner.” “And do you think that the area of 'polish' is where ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Get Your Legal Questions Answered Fast with Polished
We recently heard about a startup that is bringing the Netflix model to the legal industry. Polished, launched earlier this month, offers a monthly ... «Tech Cocktail, Jul 15»
3
Lassus: Missa super Dixit Joseph & Motets CD review – pure-toned …
... and Jacob. Cinquecento, pure-toned but never over-polished, are willing to take risks, which gives this ethereal music energy and life. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
LG G5 design is polished and premium
There's still some time before things start to firm up though, so today we're sharing a new LG G5 design that's polished and premium. This is the ... «Phones Review, Jul 15»
5
Jersey Boys review: A polished and well-drilled tribute to Frankie Valli
This production, directed by Des McAnuff, is polished and well-drilled and the Four Seasons, led by Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli, and ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
6
Modern Artisan on Pewaukee Lake finds its niche: Polished but …
It's easy to find the chain restaurants, old-school supper clubs and taverns with Friday fish fry on the suburban dining landscape. Restaurants ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
7
INDIAN LABS GET DUTY EXEMPTION ON POLISHED DIAMONDS
The Indian government's Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has granted a duty exemption on cut and polished diamonds that are ... «Tacy, Jul 15»
8
3 labs get duty exemption for import of cut and polished diamonds
At a time when diamond exports have been falling, the government has decided to exempt cut and polished diamonds imported by three ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
IDEX Online Polished Price Changes – July 23, 2015
(IDEX Online News) – This week, round goods experienced quite a number of negative price changes, especially goods sized below 0.8 carats ... «IDEX Online, Jul 15»
10
F1 2015 Game: A Polished Repetition
I remember, back in early 2010, when Codemasters revealed the upcoming Formula 1 PS3/XBOX 360 game. As a gamer, and an avid Formula ... «Beyond the Flag, Jul 15»

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